This is why Jesus made it a Sacrament and the Holy Spirit provides us with Sacramental Grace in order to assist us in our task of becoming holy and in helping our life’s partner attain holiness as well. The Catechism of the Church states: “This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they ‘help one another to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children.’” Our marriage is the way God calls us to become holy; through each other we become holy.
Our marriage is intended to be a training ground for our eternal life in heaven. We find in the example of the life of Saint Norbert whose life we celebrate today that our lives are intended to prepare us for the next. When Jesus informs us in today’s Gospel that there will be no marriage in heaven, this does not in any way diminish the sacrament of marriage. No, it only suggests that there awaits us something far more spectacular than spending eternity with our spouse. It is in marriage we learn to love and our yearning for oneness with each other prepares us for one day being one with God for eternity. May we come to see Him more clearly in each other. Make a great day!